PolskaW wrote: (polskaGOLA) wrote:
nicram wrote:Trudeau is golas idol
He is a little of a policy light-weight, but he is surrounded by the most experienced, educated and impressive cabinet I have ever seen in Canadian politics.
This current government, and it's return to evidence-based policy, is a breath of fresh air, that is for certain.
Gola I gotta ask: Why do you think Trudeau's cabinet is so impressive?
The way I see it, the entire cabinet is a fucking joke. You got Dion who can barely speak English show his incompetence in handling any foreign affairs matters. This is generally agreed upon by both left and right wing media posts.
Maryam Monsef could be stripped of her citizenship because she lied about her birthplace.You can't be that naive not knowing where the fuck you were born.
Morneau is your typical Laurentian elite hypocritical scumbag who pretends he knows what he's doing but is fucking up. Just because you worked on Bay Street doesnt mean you know how to handle the national economy. "Three modest deficits of $10 billion" oops, make that $30 billion with no plan to try to reduce our debt in the future. Morneau needs to stop blowing Trudeau and take charge of the economic file. At least Flaherty wasn't scared to voice opposition to Harper when they disagreed on something.
McCallum might be the cherry on top of this great cabinet. This old prick thinks ramping up our refugee intake from war torn shit holes will magically eradicate Canada's low work levels and high unemployment rate. Sure, because since Canadians already are having tough times finding work, bringing in record levels of refugees and immigration will definitely solve the issue! I know we have an aging population, but fuck me look after the youth of today and create an environment that helps them succeed. Bring in immigrants with valuable skill, people cannot be just brought in based on moral grounds because they live in a third world shit hole.
The Trudeau cabinet are a bunch of incompetent clowns who get a pass from many because of Trudea's popularity.
I've met Dion several times. Reports of his English sucking is greatly overstated by all media. A lot of people cite him not speaking English to one interview clip where the reporter threw him a trick question. And to the English debate where he did not perform that well. (You try doing a high-pressure debate in Polish.)
But I assure you he speaks good English. He's given guest lectures to my classes before and I had no troubles understanding him, minus his accent. French people generally suck with their accent in English. But this is not making an excuse. If you want to be Prime Minister of Canada you should have mastery in both langauges.
But for a ministry position, Stephane Dion is more than qualified. He is a brilliant guy and a professor of politics prior to becoming a politician, which is different from your typical crop of aristocrat/lawyer-turned-career-politicians.
On Morneau, I am not sure how to respond to your complaints. I've also met him a few times in person (I know many people who have volunteered for his campaign) and he (and his wife) doesn't come across as an elitist scumbag at all, quite the opposite actually considering their wealth. Morneau did not just work on Bay Street, or inherit vast wealth (like his wife did), he greatly expanded his father's medium-sized business to one of the largest in Canada. I thought this was what right wingers wanted, someone with business experience in government? Or is it suddenly inconvenient when they wear red tie instead of a blue one?
Trudeau was elected on a mandate to greatly expand infrastructure investment and to take on debt in his first term. It would be counterintuitive for the finance minister to just go against the PM's mandate. I am an economic nationalist (huehuehue but isn't that what Trump is???
) so I don't find an issue with that, especially considering we have greatly under-invested on infratructure for 30 years accross Canada.
Anyway, this isn't the United States where individual representatives can voice their opinion ala Ted Cruz vs. Mitch McConnel. In Canada we have a Westminster system of government, which basically means that members of parliament are whipped voted for the Prime Minister, and the Ministries follow the PM's mandate.
I actually agree on McCallum, I don't find him an especially inspiring choice of minister. I don't know Monsef enough to comment, but Trudeau's flip-flop on electoral reform is my greatest complaint about him.